Become a HUB ‘Pro Member’ and get Access to our Monthly Meetups
Meetups and Networking with other like-minded people is a really valuable way to expand your knowledge, learn from the success of others, share ideas, attain new clients and tell others about your business.
Becoming a Professional Member of the HUB to get access to the monthly meetups all around the world, is such an asset to your membership subscription and the main deciding factor in why most Practitioners/Coaches choose to go PRO.
So let’s talk about some of the main benefits to get involved with the HUB Meetups…
1. Generate Referrals and Increase Clientele at Your Practice
The ability to generate referrals, quality business connections and even form partnerships is one of the most obvious reason Practitioners will attend Meetups, Conferences and Events.
One of the best benefits on getting referrals through meetup events is that they are generally of high quality and often come pre-qualified. You can then follow up on these referrals/leads and turn them into customers/clients. Therefore meetups or other forms of networking events will always be one of your best marketing strategies.
2. Opportunity to Form Partnerships
When you socialise and share ideas with a motivated group of Practitioners/Coaches i.e Business owners, comes an abundance of opportunities! This is a great advantage of attending meetups.
Opportunities like joint ventures, client leads, partnerships, speaking and writing opportunities, business or asset sales… the list goes on, and the opportunities within networking are really endless.
The only thing to be aware of, is saying YES to everything! As Business owners or Entrepreneurs it’s easy to lose focus. The opportunities that you get involved in should align with your business goals/vision, so you can stay focused on what you are really passionate about.
3. Building Quality Connections
Attending meetups will provide you with a great source of connections, and can really open the door to talk to highly influential people that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to easily talk to or find.
Well you know the old saying “It’s not WHAT you know, but WHO you know”. Well this is actually very true in business and if you want your business to be successful to have to keep on making high quality connections.
Just remember when you make new connections that you have the ability to tap into their network too so keep this in mind and ask plenty of questions!
4. Get Expert Advice
The quickest way to shortcut your way to success is to learn from other experts. Attending regular meetups will give you the great opportunity to build solid long last relationships with other Practitioners/Coaches in your field and gain knowledge from them. This can certainly shorten your own learning curve by learning from the mistakes of others.
It’s always a good idea to follow someone who has already built the type of business you want and model them. Just make sure you are getting solid advice from the right person – someone that actually knows about what you need to know and is not just giving you their opinion on something that they have no or very little experience in.
5. Grow Your Social Influence
When you are trying to grow your influence in any field, attending meetups or other networking events will certainly help you get noticed in your field.
Make sure you regularly attend business and social events that will help to gain recognition. You can then help to build your reputation as a knowledgeable, reliable and supportive person by offering useful information or tips to people who need it. Remember to always lead with value by offering useful information or help to the people you network with.
6. Surround Yourself With Positive People
Some of the best motivation and encouragement you can get while building your business is from others. People can actually influence who you are and what you can become so it is important to surround yourself with these positive and uplifting people.
You will often come away from these meetups or networking events inspired, motivated and uplifted plus make many new friends.
7. Increase Your Confidence
Meetups will really help you get out of your comfort zone. Many people shy away from meeting new people but the more you push yourself outside your normal boundaries the more your confidence will build. As a business owner its important to make new connections frequently for the growth of your business and yourself.
Attending meetups and networking events will help your grow and personal development is an important aspect for any business owner. Not only will this help you with your confidence but also inspiration and motivation.
8. Offering Value To Others
A huge part of growing your practice is offering value to others. Giving value to your customers/clients is a given but extending out past this group of people to your peers and fellow business connections will really help you go a long way in your business. Attending regular meetups will give you the opportunity to extend help to others and offer your advice which will help you become the expert, trusted adviser and ‘go to’ person.
If you are truly passionate about the business you are building then offering value to others will just come naturally. Many other business owners you meet will share similar problems that maybe you have already overcome and can help them with a great solution. You will gain a lot of satisfaction from offering value and helping others.
9. Solid Friendships and Lifelong Relationships
One of the most rewarding outcomes from attending meetups and networking events are the lifelong friendships you can make. Solid friendship and even relationships and marriages have been born from networking events. You just never know who you are going to meet when you attend meetups!
So as you can see by these 9 great reasons, meetups are extremely valuable and very important for the growth of your business. Here at the HUB we have made this a priority and a big part of what our online community is based around because although Practitioners/Coaches are making connections easily via social media we have still found a huge need for face to face human connection.